Eric Clapton
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1945-03-30
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Biography

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...

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Biography

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009

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Eric Clapton
Lay Down Sally
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Lay Down Sally Lay Down Sally Lay Down Sally Lay Down Sally
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Call Me The Breeze
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Call Me The Breeze Call Me The Breeze Call Me The Breeze Call Me The Breeze
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Before You Accuse Me
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Before You Accuse Me Before You Accuse Me Before You Accuse Me Before You Accuse Me
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You Belong To Me - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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You Belong To Me - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 You Belong To Me - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 You Belong To Me - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 You Belong To Me - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Everything's Gonna Be Alright - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Everything's Gonna Be Alright - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Everything's Gonna Be Alright - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Everything's Gonna Be Alright - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Everything's Gonna Be Alright - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
Eric Clapton
Johnny's Boogie - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Johnny's Boogie - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Johnny's Boogie - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Johnny's Boogie - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Johnny's Boogie - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Have You Ever Loved A Woman - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Have You Ever Loved A Woman - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Have You Ever Loved A Woman - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Have You Ever Loved A Woman - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Have You Ever Loved A Woman - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
Eric Clapton
All Your Love - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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All Your Love - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 All Your Love - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 All Your Love - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 All Your Love - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Worried Life Blues - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Worried Life Blues - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Worried Life Blues - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Worried Life Blues - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Worried Life Blues - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Key To The Highway - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
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Key To The Highway - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Key To The Highway - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Key To The Highway - The Royal Albert Hall 1990 Key To The Highway - The Royal Albert Hall 1990
Eric Clapton
I Shot The Sheriff
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I Shot The Sheriff I Shot The Sheriff I Shot The Sheriff I Shot The Sheriff
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door Knockin' On Heaven's Door Knockin' On Heaven's Door Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Biography

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009

In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". Furthermore, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which featured in his Unplugged album.

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